May 11

Scrappy boy quilt with 2.5 inch squares complete! (62)

I am linking up to Lee’s “Work in progress” post.

1)  These past two weeks have been fun sewing weeks.  Last time, I had finished a scrappy girl quilt, and said that I had the squares cut out to make a boy one just like it.  Well, I finished it, so here they are, in a side by side comparison…

The girl version of the scrappy quilt

The completed boy version of the scrappy quilt.

And, here are the quilt backs, to see another way I changed things up a bit.

The back of the scrappy girl quilt.

The back of the scrappy boy quilt.

I decided to use a bright blue for the binding.  I love how it frames the dark expresso color.

I had used free motion meandering for the girl scrappy quilt, but then I decided to try a more geometric pattern with the boy one.  So, I did a grid pattern.   After washing and drying, it measured 37.5 inches by 47.5 inches.  It will be a gift to a family that is pregnant with their first baby boy.


2)  I was also able to piece the entire top to the pirate boat quilt, and I also made a lot of progress for the back.


Pirate boat quilt top.

This quilt will be given to my kid’s teacher, who LOVES pirates.  I couldn’t quilt do super fancy pirate boats, but I hope she still appreciates it.  I worked on the back as well, and I am hoping to have this thing finished by this weekend!  (The quilt back has the kids names on it, but for privacy’s sake, I blurred them out.  So don’t worry, it didn’t bleed!)

3)  I still need to find the perfect backing for my string quilt…

4) Bursting star quilt–no progress.

5) Diamond boy quilt–no progress


So, one quilt complete, four still in progress.

Thanks for visiting!




  1. Greta says:

    I love that boy quilt. It is so hard to find boyish fabrics and all but this is a great mix of fabrics that aren’t designated boy but still give a great masculine feel. I really like what you did with the back too. I bet a whole quilt made like that would be amazing.

  2. Hollie says:

    I love both of those scrappy quilts so much!

  3. Melinda says:

    Love the boy quilt! And the green with black/white is right up my alley. I’m working on my own design with the same color scheme right now!

  4. Jill says:

    That pirate quilt is so fun! Your kids have a lucky teacher!

  5. kwiltmakr says:

    Wow! I am loving those 2 scrappy quilts. Great job on the backs. I love it when the back is a quilt too.

  6. Mary says:

    I just love the detail on the back of your quilts. Awesome!


  7. Katie B says:

    Ooh, love that boy scrappy quilt! The back is fantastic.